March 19, 2011

Famous Basset Hound Friday #11

So this week's famous basset hound post is a day late. It couldn't be helped due to the fact that I was busy waiting on daddy to come home. I spent the evening keeping watch on the back of the couch watching and waiting patiently for him to arrive. Momma kept telling me he wouldn't be home for another couple of days. As a hound, I really have no concept of time, unless it's time for breakfast or dinner. Anywho......

Today's famous basset hound is an international superstar. He is one of the most published and photograph hounds in history. I know you're thinking to yourself: who could this be? Well, it's none other that the original Hush Puppy, Jason the basset hound!

Jason in his younger years.

Jason is a true credit to the basset hound breed! He showed the whole world just how versatile bassets can be, as well as how we are truly the best salesdogs around. It all came about when Wolverine World Wide was looking for a new ad campaign for their Hush Puppy Shoes. Jason had no formal modeling training but decided to audition anyway. He was the very last dog to be seen that day and true to form, they saved the best for last. He became an overnight superstar appearing in magazines and print ads all over the world. He showed the world what a basset truly is:

Ventilated Ad

Always cool!

Sophisticated Ad

Having a refined taste for the best things in life.

California Hush Puppies

The true definition of "ladies man"!

Classic Ad

Extraordinarily well read and intelligent...

Little Feet Print Ad

Of course the best nanny available!

Glasnost Print Ad

And lastly a true diplomat!

Jason was revered by all who knew him. Sadly he passed away in 1990 at the age of 11, however his legacy will live on forever! To read more about Jason and his life as the original Hush Puppy :

And now if you will excuse me, it is time for me to resume my vigil at the window waiting for daddy to come home. (Well at least until dinner time!)

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